Prelude to Scandal: Liberia and Fernando Po, 1880–1930

  title={Prelude to Scandal: Liberia and Fernando Po, 1880–1930},
  author={Ibrahim K. Sundiata},
  journal={The Journal of African History},
  pages={97 - 112}
  • I. Sundiata
  • Published 1 January 1974
  • History
  • The Journal of African History
In 1923–30 the League of Nations investigated the shipment of migrant labour between Liberia and the Spanish island colony of Fernando Po. Although the League concentrated its attention on Liberia, a closer examination reveals labour abuse as very much the product of conditions on Fernando Po itself. In the last quarter of the nineteenth century, black planters on the island shifted from palm oil trading to cocoa cultivation. Dependence on migrant labour and increasing competition from… 
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